Agent Name

Xylyl bromide

CAS Number

35884-77-6

Formula

C8-H9-Br

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzene, bromodimethyl-; alpha-Bromoxylene; [ChemIDplus] UN1701

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Clear liquid with aromatic odor (mixture of isomers); [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a tear gas and to produce other organic chemicals; [Hawley]

Comments

A strong lachrymator; [HSDB] Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; Strong irritant; [Hawley] See m-Xylyl bromide, o-Xylyl bromide, and p-Xylyl bromide.

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

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